Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

MASCA Legislative Report: 12/17/2017

December 18, 2017

Missouri Scout Weekly Summary

Who Won the Week

 

Dates of Interest for 2018 Legislative Session:

 

Friday, December 1 – First Day of Pre-Filing for 2018 Legislative Session

 

Wednesday, January 3 - Session Begins

 

Thursday, March 1 – Last Day to Introduce Bills in House/Senate

 

Monday, March 19-23   Legislative Spring Break

 

Friday, May 18  6:00 p.m. - Session Ends

 

Trending Articles:

 

Poll: Senate pre-filed legislation for 2018 session

The Missouri Times:  Hawley unveils 'Claire McTaxAll' website in first shots at Democratic incumbent 

The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of December 11, 2017 

KC Star:  Former Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders takes leave from law practice in wake of FBI probe
The Missouri Times:  Missouri House Democrats look to expand superminority

P-D:  Missouri veterans chief resigns under pressure from governor
Springfield Business Journal:  Mini-profile:  Elijah Haahr set to become youngest Speaker of the House in history
The Missouri Times:  Employees seek compensation for lost wages in lawsuit against Dept. of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

 

Podcast

Sen. Gary Romine (R-Farmington) discusses frayed relationship with Governor

 

Key Updates:

 

  1. Workers Compensation Fee Schedule: I met with Sen. Dave Schatz’s chief of staff on Thursday regarding SB 763, a bill Schatz pre-filed that would require the Division of Workers Compensation to establish a medical fee schedule with a maximum amount for various procedures. This would repeal the current law that allows providers to charge a fee that is not “greater than the usual and customary” fee the provider would receive from private individuals or private health insurance carriers. Schatz’s chief of staff said they received the bill from a law firm in their district who specializes in workers compensation, and that they encouraged us to talk to our national association and see what is working in other states. He also acknowledged that they don’t’ want to do anything that will drive physicians to stop taking workers comp patients. Missouri is currently one of six states that does not have a workers compensation medical fee schedule. Note that Schatz consistently files workers compensation related legislation, so this is not unusual for him to consider this type of legislation. Link to bill.

    1. Feedback: Please send me any information you are able to share regarding the amount of workers compensation your ASC does and why this is problematic for your center. I just want to have solid talking points that can also translate to patient care.

    2. Other states: Are there any states that have a workers compensation fee schedule that work relatively well for ASCs? In other words, is there a version of this we can compromise on to reflect another state’s law, or is our only path to try and defeat this legislation?

  2. Rehder PDMP:  Despite her previous comments that she would not file a PDMP bill, Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) pre-filed her PDMP bill again (link to bill). This still does not change our prediction that it will be tough to advance a statewide PDMP through the Senate this year given that it is Sen. Rob Schaaf’s last year in the Senate.

  3. Birthing Centers: Rep. Steve Helms (R-Springfield) introduced HB 1589 last week, which would exempt birthing centers from having to employ a physician with hospital admitting privileges. Under current law, birthing centers are licensed as ambulatory surgical centers and state law requires all ASCs and birthing centers to have a “current working agreement with at least one licensed hospital in the community in which the ambulatory surgical center is located, guaranteeing the transfer and admittance of patients for emergency treatment whenever necessary.” It’s unclear who prompted Helms to file this legislation, but it is worth tracking closely given that Helms is Vice-Chair of the Professional Registration & Licensing Committee.

 

MASCA Bill Tacking List

 

HB 1407  

DeGroot, Bruce(R)

Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1419  

Haefner, Marsha(R)

Requires certain health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure.

 

Bill History:

12-04-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1467  

Stevens, Martha(D)

Establishes a needle and syringe exchange pilot program

 

Bill History:

12-05-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1473  

Mitten, Gina(D)

Requires certain individuals with prescriptive authority to complete four hours of continuing professional education in approved classes that provide training in prescribing controlled substances

 

Bill History:

12-05-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1502  

Kelly, Hannah(R)

Changes provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses.

 

Bill History:

12-05-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1518  

Eggleston, J.(R)

Changes the laws regarding rates charged by health care providers.

 

Bill History:

12-06-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1570  

Shaul, Dan(R)

Changes the laws regarding the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board.

 

Bill History:

12-08-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1574  

Rowland-155, Lyle(R)

Modifies provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses in collaborative practice arrangements

 

Bill History:

12-11-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1587  

Helms, Steve(R)

Creates new provisions of law related to professional registration.

 

Bill History:

12-11-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1588  

Helms, Steve(R)

Establishes a pilot program to allow MO HealthNet participants to receive services through direct primary care arrangements.

 

Bill History:

12-11-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1602  

Merideth, Peter(D)

Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019.

 

Bill History:

12-12-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1603  

Merideth, Peter(D)

Establishes the Missouri Care Plan within the MO HealthNet program to allow individuals who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid to purchase coverage through the plan.

 

Bill History:

12-12-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1619  

Rehder, Holly(R)

Establishes the Narcotics Control Act

 

Bill History:

12-14-17 H Filed

 

 

HB 1624  

Mitten, Gina(D)

Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019.

 

Bill History:

12-14-17 H Filed

 

 

SB 562  

Sater, David(R)

Requires the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 575  

Wallingford, Wayne(R)

Provides that a managed care plan's network is adequate if the health carrier is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 611  

Koenig, Andrew(R)

Modifies several provisions relating to taxation

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 617  

Eigel, Bill(R)

Modifies several provisions relating to taxation

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 638  

Sater, David(R)

Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 639  

Sater, David(R)

This act lowers, from fifty to twenty-five, the minimum number of members an association must have in order to purchase group health insurance

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 646  

Wallingford, Wayne(R)

Enacts provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses.

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 667  

Onder, Bob(R)

Increases the amount of the personal income tax cut and the business income deduction in current law

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed


 

SB 713  

Schupp, Jill(D)

Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 731  

Sifton, Scott(D)

Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 737  

Schupp, Jill(D)

Establishes the Narcotics Control Act

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 744  

Sater, David(R)

Requires health carriers and health care providers to establish and participate in comparable health care service incentive programs.

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 745  

Sater, David(R)

Modifies provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses in collaborative practice agreements

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 762  

Schatz, Dave(R)

Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 763  

Schatz, Dave(R)

Establishes a workers' compensation claims databaseaims

 

Bill History:

12-01-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 775  

Brown, Dan(R)

Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes

 

Bill History:

12-06-17 S Filed

 

 

SB 778  

Rowden, Caleb(R)

Provides that an insurer who deposits the limits of coverage amount with the court shall not be liable for an amount in excess of the insurer's contractual coverage limits in an inter-pleader action.

 

Bill History:

12-06-17 S Filed

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Please reload

Archive

Managed by C2C Association Management Solutions
(573) 635-2173